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PCMA’s Visionary Awards honors leaders in Business Events

On May 3rd, the PCMA Education Foundation honored the 2017 Lifetime Achievement of three industry luminaries, as well as the winners of the 2017 Professional Excellence Awards at the Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.

More than 1,000 leaders in the business events were in attendance at the premier industry recognition event. From the red carpet to the awards program and the swinging after party featuring Sauce the Band, the evening was a black-tie night to remember.

“Our 2017 honorees and award winners’ accomplishments serve as inspiration to both industry veterans and novices alike,” said PCMA President & CEO, Deborah Sexton. “Each an expert in their profession—always endeavoring to lead the advancement of their organizations and the business events industry.”

Those celebrated included the 2017 Professional Excellence Award Winners Danielle L. Urbina, CMP, Director of Meetings and Exhibits with the American Society of Anesthesiologists; Megan D. Tate, CMM, Vice President, Meeting & Event Planning Manager with Wells Fargo; Jennifer L. Erney, CMP, CASE, Accor Hotels and most recently with ALHI; and Peter C. O’Brien, CASE, Global Account Executive with Marriott Global Sales Organization. The 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Martin (Marty) Balogh, Associate Executive Director, Meetings and Travel Group, American Bar Association; Carol Krugman, MEd, CMP, CMM, Chair of the Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Barry Smith, President & CEO, Metro Toronto Convention Centre.